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Hello, baby Burreaux! LSU fans pick giraffe's name at Baton Rouge Zoo

"You voted. We tallied. Meet Burreaux!!!"

BATON ROUGE, La. — It looks like Louisiana's beloved Burreaux will be staying in Tigerland longer than expected! 

Well... sort of. 

The Heisman-winning, national champion quarterback Joe Burrow is still the projected No.1 overall pick in this year's NFL Draft and will most likely be headed to Cincinnati (that's a whole other conversation) this summer. 

But thanks to some loyal LSU fans, a newborn giraffe at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo will carry Burrow's legacy, cajun style. 

"You voted. We tallied. Meet Burreaux!!! Thanks to everyone who nominated and supported the cause. This little guy has big shoes to fill, but something tells us he's up for the challenge!" the zoo said in a post Friday morning.

Can't see the tweet? Click here 

The decision came after the zoo, which is run by the Recreation and Park Commission of East Baton Rouge Parish, asked the public to vote on a name for the calf. 

According to WBRZ, Burreaux is the 20th giraffe born at the Baton Rouge Zoo. His parents are Rosie and Rowan, who are 6 and 13 years old, respectively. 

For those who don't know, Joe Burrow lead the 2019-2020 LSU football team to what was arguably the greatest season in college football history

A perfect season. An All-Time great offense. Wins against some of college footballs biggest names. LSU did it all and more this season, but did they do enough to earn the title of greatest college football team of all time?

They’re definitely in the conversation, along with other unbeaten champions like the 1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers, 1999 Florida State Seminoles, 2001 Miami Hurricanes, 2004 Southern California Trojans and last year’s undefeated Clemson Tigers, whose win streak lasted until they met LSU in the national championship game. 

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